Before we get into the details, we want to share with you a few of our core privacy principles:
• We don’t sell your personal information to anyone.
• We don’t ask for your personal information unless we need it to provide or improve the Services for you.
• We don’t share your personal information unless you’ve specifically allowed it, or for the very limited purposes described below.
We appreciate that when you use our Services, you trust us with your information, and we take that responsibility very seriously.
When you use the Services, we collect the following information, and use it only as described below:
2.a. Account Information: This may include your name, address, email address and phone number. We use this information in the ways you would expect, such as to set up your Account or contact you.
2.b. Third Party Account Information: If you use Third Party Services, such as social media or photo-sharing services, you may provide us with your Third Party Services account information, such as your username (note that we don’t store any passwords you use to access Third Party Services). We transmit, and may store, such account information, only as needed to provide the Services, and only in accordance with the terms and policies of the Third Party Services.
2.d. Communications With Us: When you send us emails or other communications, such as customer support inquiries, we maintain those communications and their contents so that we can resolve your inquiries or otherwise assist you.
2.e. Files You Provide Us: When you use the Services, we store, process and transmit your User Content (such as your photos) and information related to your User Content (such as location tags in photos). We process and store such files and information in order to provide the Services, as described in our Terms of Service.
2.f. Usage Information: This includes information about your activity on and interaction with the Services, such as your IP address, your device or browser type, the webpage you visited before coming to our sites and identifiers associated with your devices. This information enables us to analyse how the Services are being accessed and used, and to track performance of the Services.
2.g. Location Information: Your devices (depending on your settings) may transmit location information to the Services. We use this information to customise, improve and protect the Services. For example, we may use your location information to determine local language preferences.
2.h. Cookies And Other Technologies: We use these technologies to do things such as remember your preferences, keep you safe and improve and promote the Services.
When you use the Services, we may share your information only as described below:
3.a. Third Parties You Authorise: You can give third parties access to your and your End Users’ information on the Services. For example, you may wish to integrate Your Sites with a third party newsletter service that requires access to the email addresses you collect from your End Users, in order for that newsletter service to send emails on your behalf and at your direction. Just remember that such third party’s use of this information will be governed by the terms and privacy policies of the third party.
3.b. Following The Law: We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, protect our rights or prevent fraud or abuse of Groww or our users. When we receive law enforcement or national security requests for information, we strongly believe in privacy and transparency. We scrutinise such requests carefully and challenge vague, overbroad or otherwise unlawful requests. And when legally permitted, we provide our users with notice that their information is being requested. This notice is provided so that you have the opportunity to challenge such requests.
3.d. Business Transfers: If we're involved in a reorganisation, merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that deal.
We'll retain your personal information for as long as we need it to provide you with the Services. You can ask for your personal information to be deleted at any time by contacting us. Please note that there may be latency in deleting your personal information from our servers and backup storage, and we may retain your personal information in order to comply with the law, protect our rights, resolve disputes or enforce our agreements.
To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, simply log into the Services and update your profile. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes. On request, we'll provide you with a copy of your personal information that we maintain. This request may be subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law.
We may periodically email you important service-related announcements. We'll also send you emails related to your transactions. We may also send you marketing or promotional communications, but you can opt out of receiving subsequent marketing or promotional communications by clicking the link marked unsubscribe (or a similar phrasing) that’s included in those communications.